The Raw Story has an article entitled “Green Party: ‘Whether you elect Democrats or Republicans, you’re getting a GOP agenda'” based on an interview with Green Party of the United States media coordinator Scott McClarty:
Democrats are shifting to the right and abandoning their progressive values, a top Green Party official charged in an interview, arguing the liberal standard-bearers can no longer be “rehabilitated” and voters ought to consider a third choice.
“This is a very opportune moment to tell people that whether you elect Democrats or Republicans, you’re basically getting a GOP agenda,” Scott McLarty, a national spokesman for the US Green Party, told Raw Story.
The article is getting plenty of attention, especially on popular websites reddit and digg.
Green Party US Media Coordinator Scott McClarty had a letter to the editor published in the New York Times in response to columnist Thomas Friedman’s recent article calling for a third party in 2012:
In his call for a third party, Thomas L. Friedman writes about a “radical center” between Democrats and Republicans.
But instead of a gap I see an overlap, occupied by politicians who, in the name of moderateness and bipartisanship, are willing to keep our health care under the control of insurance companies, send taxpayer-funded bailouts to Wall Street, compromise with polluters on measures to curb global warming and cede constitutional war powers to the White House.
An alternative to the two parties already exists: the Green Party.
We agree with Mr. Friedman that Americans deserve the right to vote for whichever candidates best represent their interests, without a two-party limit. The Green Party is already offering voters a real choice on Election Day.
See the letter and original article at the New York Times.
Schedule of Media Events at the Green Party’s 2010 Annual National Meeting in Detroit, June 24-27
• Web site for the Green Party meeting: http://greenpartymeeting2010.wordpress.com
• Media credentialing page: http://www.gp.org/forms/media
• Green Party Speakers Bureau: Green leaders available to speak on various issues: http://www.gp.org/speakers
WASHINGTON, DC — The Green Party will feature former national nominees, state and local candidates for 2010, officeholders and other special guests during press conferences planned to take place at the party’s 2010 Annual National Meeting at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. The meeting will take place from Thursday, June 24, to Sunday, June 27. Continue Reading